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Why has one of tech’s most innovative industries stopped innovating?

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If you look back over the past 10 years or so of Internet and technology life, there’s one thing that’s incredibly difficult to dispute — we owe a lot of credit to the porn industry for innovation. You’ve probably heard the argument before, but it bears repeating. Technologies like video...
Why has one of tech’s most innovative industries stopped innovating?

Is Now the Time to Launch Your Social Startup?

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Fourth in a five-part series. Right now you can use a service like Ning or GROU.PS to create your own social network. You can develop and launch a customized platform for little money. In short, you can be the next Mark Zuckerberg. Or maybe not. "Whether or not a 'social media bubble' becomes...
Is Now the Time to Launch Your Social Startup?

After Troubled Period, Video Games Retailer Game Group Goes Bankrupt In The UK

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It’s been on the rocks for months now, but now international video game retailer Game Group looks like it is finally sinking: today the company announced that it is formally entering administration — another sign of the woes hitting more traditional parts of the gaming world as people turn to...
After Troubled Period, Video Games Retailer Game Group Goes Bankrupt In The UK

The Top Tech News (and Parties) From SXSW Music

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As tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs nursed their hangovers and headed home after SXSW Interactive, there were still newsworthy launches, panels, and campaigns going on at SXSW Music. MOG hinted at its future revenue streams, Sean Parker predicted iTunes’ downfall, and products launched from Rap Genius, Monstro, and others. The second half of SXSW...
The Top Tech News (and Parties) From SXSW Music

Facebook Offers enjoys a Groupon moment, sends 3m users to Australian deal offering 50 vouchers

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Facebook’s Offers service may only be a couple of months old (and only available to select number of partners) but the sheer size of the social network has proved difficult for one small business owner, with 3 million people engaging with an accommodation deal that offered just 50 vouchers. The deal was...
Facebook Offers enjoys a Groupon moment, sends 3m users to Australian deal offering 50 vouchers
Competition is king: why Nokia and Microsoft are the perfect match

Consumer Reports: Forget what we said before, new iPad is the best we’ve ever seen

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Consumer Reports took a beating for measuring the new iPads heat and charging non-issues under intense loads.  But when it comes down to it, they still overwhelmingly recommend Apple’s new device. The high-resolution screen of the new iPad establishes a new benchmark in excellence, providing the best rendering of detail and color...
Consumer Reports: Forget what we said before, new iPad is the best we’ve ever seen

From Apple’s new iPad to Zeebox, here’s the week’s media news in review

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From a tech perspective, there’s little doubt that the launch of the new iPad was the biggest news this week. Considering how important tablets have become for newspapers, it is obviously important for the media as well. Yet, this is only one of the many things that have happened in...
From Apple’s new iPad to Zeebox, here’s the week’s media news in review

Why London's Police Just Set a Horrifying Precedent on Mobile Privacy

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London's Metropolitan Police recently started using machines that allow law enforcement to tap into any mobile device and download call registers, photographs, videos, SMS, email and even social networking data in under 20 minutes. Even more shocking, the information they collect will remain in the police's possession long after the...
Why London's Police Just Set a Horrifying Precedent on Mobile Privacy

Anonymous hacks hundreds of Web sites in China

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The online hacktivist group defaces government and commercial sites with a message predicting the downfall of the Chinese government, although no central government sites appear to have been compromised. [Read more]...
Anonymous hacks hundreds of Web sites in China

Yahoo CEO's Downfall

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How the error in former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's bio led to his resignation....
Yahoo CEO's Downfall

Spotify, iTunes Expansion Helping WMG Hit Digital Music Milestones

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Recent roll-outs to new countries of download and streaming services helped Michael Bublé‘s Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG) offset physical declines with digital growth in its October-to-December Q3. —In recorded music (ie. sales of tracks to users), digital revenue grew 15 percent after iTunes’ expansion to 12 new European...
Spotify, iTunes Expansion Helping WMG Hit Digital Music Milestones

Gaopeng, Groupon’s Flagging Effort in China, May Be Headed For A Merger with FTuan

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This post is contributed by Ben Jiang, editor of TechNode, a bilingual blog based in China. Gaopeng, a joint venture between Groupon and Tencent, may be headed for a merger by the end of next month with FTuan, according to reports from local Chinese news agencies. Notably, FTuan is a...
Gaopeng, Groupon’s Flagging Effort in China, May Be Headed For A Merger with FTuan
Netflix Adds Warner Bros. Exec As Its New Chief Marketing Officer

Google+ beats out Facebook in annual ACSI Consumer satisfaction score

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As first noted by Marketing Land’s Danny Sullivan, Google+, in its debut year, came out on top among the highest scores for social media sites in the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index. The downfall for Facebook, according to the report, is largely due to the introduction of Timeline, advertisements,...
Google+ beats out Facebook in annual ACSI Consumer satisfaction score
Android fragmentation gets visualized, again

Nokia’s debuts Nokia Reaction Bluetooth headset, with ear detection, noise reduction and acoustic design

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Nokia has launched a ‘Nokia Reaction’, a slick Bluetooth headset that includes three in-built microphones, auto call pick-up and a range of other acoustic features. There’s no official announcement of the product just yet, but the Finnish company has posted a video that provides a break-down of its features and...
Nokia’s debuts Nokia Reaction Bluetooth headset, with ear detection, noise reduction and acoustic design
It’s Time to Stop Talking About the Death of Big Media

Counting Crows Distribute Songs And More Via BitTorrent

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Five years ago, we wrote about a fascinating writeup by the keyboard player for the band The Counting Crows, in which he discussed his views on piracy and the music industry. While we didn't fully agree with what he was saying, his viewpoint was definitely worth reading. He was worried...
Counting Crows Distribute Songs And More Via BitTorrent
Judgment is not your usual Gears of War
Tailoring your mobile strategy to the "new" Millenials

Weak passwords still the downfall of enterprise security

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A recent data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of more than 255,000 people in Utah has once again highlighted the longstanding but often underestimated risks posed to organizations by weak and default passwords....
Weak passwords still the downfall of enterprise security

Chris Dixon On The Tech "Bubble"

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Chris Dixon On The Tech "Bubble": Every few months, a big story comes out proclaiming that we’re in another bubble. It reminds me of the “downfall of Apple” nonsense — everyone wants to be the first to correctly “call” what is inevitable (that Apple will fall at some point, as all...
Chris Dixon On The Tech "Bubble"

Anti-Misleading Talk Also Misleads

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Anti-Misleading Talk Also Misleads: Here's the thing. Everyone seems to want to rush to point out that Microsoft's first quarterly loss was misleading because of a one-time $6.2 billion write-down. No shit. I mean, does anyone think anyone else really doesn't understand that? But that anti-misleading talk is also misleading,...
Anti-Misleading Talk Also Misleads
The 7 deadly sins of software development

This jQuery plugin allows you to turn any HTML element into a kitten

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Adorable jQuery plugins aren’t exactly my beat, but you know what? It’s friday and high time you geeky developers had some fun. As for everyone else, there’s kittens involved, so you’re welcome to stay too. This is a safe place. Placekitten is a jQuery plugin that allows you to turn...
This jQuery plugin allows you to turn any HTML element into a kitten

And Now, Finally, We'll Get The Truth About The New iPad--What Do Normal Folks Think?

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The new iPad went on sale on Friday. As usual, Apple zealots waited in lines at Apple Stores for days to get one, even though Apple now distributes gadgets through lots of other retailers (some of which had no lines at all for the iPad). And, as usual, Apple...
And Now, Finally, We'll Get The Truth About The New iPad--What Do Normal Folks Think?

WHITNEY TILSON: These Three Companies Are In 'Full Scale Collapse' And Are Never Going To Recover (RIMM, NOK, FSLR)

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Whitney Tilson was just on CNBC talking about how investing in BP — and other stocks in free fall — are great value buys. But Tilson said that he would avoid three companies that have been selling off sharply this week because he doesn't see a cap to their downfall....
WHITNEY TILSON: These Three Companies Are In 'Full Scale Collapse' And Are Never Going To Recover (RIMM, NOK, FSLR)
Cannibalization of Mac OS X by iOS—does Apple even care?

Microsoft Was Destroyed By Its 'Stack Review' Process, According To New Vanity Fair Expose (MSFT)

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Vanity Fair has a big story on Microsoft this month written by investigative reporter Kurt Eichenwald. The full story isn't online yet, just a little promotional teaser. Unlike much of the press Microsoft has been getting lately, this story doesn't look all that positive. The headline of the teaser is,...
Microsoft Was Destroyed By Its 'Stack Review' Process, According To New Vanity Fair Expose (MSFT)
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